This graphite pencil drawing ‘Roundism – 22-12-22’ follows after ‘Neo Deco – 10-12-22’. Usually I make one drawing per week but my mind was occupied with an oil in progress. Another reason was that my back was killing me, unabling me to sit for more than 10 minutes. I could only lie down or stand straight up. Must have been that I sat down, drawing and posting online, for too long. Luckily all things bad come to pass as long one takes a rest. So back to drawing again. My oil of Melina can rest and dry now.
Lately I notice the trend my drawings tends to become more realistic again. Since the development of my roundism style I came to a stand still more or less. How could I abstract bodily forms even more was the question I put myself regularly. Of course, true art is all about intention and to unreveal what is hidden from art viewers. Here is a big challenge for the artist. I remember a quote of Lucian Freud. He said that being an artist is the most difficult profession in the world. Most of the time he remains uncertain whether his art will make a difference or not. Could my roundism style evolve futher out of this uncertainty? What do I have to offer the public in this style not yet undisclosed?
I happened to have a great picture by a photographer under the mysterious name ‘CapitalistTools’, dwelling on Deviantart. I don’t know if he took it or if it’s just a repost. However, I was attracted by the beautiful distribution of light and darkness of the female form. Her curves contrasted the stool she is sitting on quite beautifully. So I started sketching with no particular plan, mimicing the realist style of the last drawing. It was after some time I decided to contrast the straightness of the stool with aforementioned curves even more. So I extrapolated them into the negative space, tying them to plinths and the wood floor. Hence it has become roundistic but realistic at the same time. It matches my aim of creating a depiction that is more abstract than it actually lets on.
Pitt Graphite Matt pencil (Faber-Castell) drawing on Talens Bristol paper (21 x 29.7 x 0.1 cm)
Artist: Corné Akkers
|Subject||Nudes and erotic|
|Size (L x W x H) (cm / inches)||21 x 29.7 x 0.1 cm|
|Shipping Time||Ready to ship in 4-7 Business Days|
|Location||Roggekamp 579 2592 XA The Hague, South Holland, Netherlands|
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